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November 12, 2020

Bob Mugerauer | Decision Making

  Dr. Bob Mugerauer has completed work that brings to fruition much of his research conducted over the last ten years on health, and well-being. Specifically, problems concerning decision-making in the professions cover not only the environmental disciplines and practices but also health care and medical clinical practice. Joining many European and American physicians and…


November 10, 2020

Himanshu Grover | Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management

Dr. Himanshu Grover participated as an expert panelist by the US Consulate in Chennai at the launch of their Handbook on Disaster Management. This was an online event with an attendance of more than 500 people internationally. The handbook was compiled and prepared by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) as part of the project…


Robert Freitag | Story Telling

Bob Freitag recently published an article on Storytelling in the Journal of Emergency Management. He also wrote a story that is currently being peer-reviewed, not on storytelling, but an actual resilience piece of fiction using the approach described in the referenced article. ABSTRACT Almost everyone can relate to the experience of telling a story. This article…


Dan Abramson | Lessons Learned from Post-2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovery

  Dr. Dan Abramson co- edited a  Special Issue of Natural Hazards (Springer): Lessons Learned from post-2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovery “In it, we sought to highlight recent scholarship that reflects on the quality of community-level recovery and community planning processes following one of the largest natural disasters in modern times, which significantly affected one of…


March 18, 2020

UDP Alum Paul Inghram to be honored as FAICP

Recently, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accepted UW Urban Design & Planning alum Paul Inghram into the College of Fellows. The College of Fellows is one of the highest honors in the planning profession. Fellows of AICP are nominated and selected by their peers. The award recognizes outstanding contributions as a professional planner….


March 5, 2020

All about balance

How a hotshot firefighter manages a demanding career and the rigors of graduate school There are just over 100 hotshot firefighter crews in the United States. They’re part of U.S. Forest Service’s elite firefighting team, a group of specially trained professionals that fight fire in some of the most extreme conditions. During fire season, they…


March 3, 2020

LCY Bellevue Civic Center Project Wraps Up

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Studios – Livable City Year, Bellevue Recently, students of the LCY Bellevue Civic Center Vision Development studio released their final report. Led by Professor Branden Born, these planning students joined nearly 300 of their fellow classmates across UW during the 2018-19 academic year. Together they collaborated with City of Bellevue…


January 29, 2020

Professionals Council Lecture – Mitchell Silver

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES Planning for People Commissioner Mitchell Silver New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Lecture – January 29, 2020 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) On January 29, 2020 Commissioner Mitchell Silver joined the Department of Urban Design & Planning for the…


November 20, 2019

Professionals Council Lecture – William Riggs

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES Disruptive Transport William Riggs University of San Francisco Lecture – November 20, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle) Professor William Riggs joined the Department of Urban Design & Planning for the autumn quarter Professionals Council lecture. He spoke about the rise…


November 9, 2019

Students in Service – Alyssa Cummin, MIPM

U.S. Army Captain Alyssa Cummin will soon complete her Master’s in Infrastructure Planning and Management degree. Just over two years ago Alyssa started her academic journey at UW. When she discovered the online MIPM program she thought, “This is a great opportunity and I want to get my master’s degree in an area that interests…



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